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As part of the DSOL programme Surtal Arts will be hosting various creative workshops to give people of Derby and Derbyshire a taste of Diwali, festival of light.


What is Diwali?

The word Diwali comes from the Sanskrit word deepavali, meaning "rows of lighted lamps". 

Diwali is the five-day Festival of Lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Diwali, which for some also coincides with harvest and new year celebrations, is a festival of new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil, and light over darkness.

The festival is usually sometime between October and November, with the date changing each year.  This year it’s on Thursday 4 November.

Houses, shops and public places are decorated with rangoli patters and small oil lamps called diyas. People celebrate it by going to parties, eating special food and sweets and fireworks. Diwali has become very popular worldwide as it’s very open, colourful and fun event for families and friends.


Join world renowned rangoli and textile artist, Ranbir Kaur, and create rangoli and diya clay oil lamps to bring peace, good health and happiness for your family and friends in this season of light.

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